A word on that Touch opener - it's almost impossible not to be moved by the end of the tune. If there was one moment when Jerry allowed the reality of *his situation* to bleed through to the song (or is it the other way around?) it was right here. Listen to Touch of Grey.
December 15, 2013 Subject:
I WAS THERE! Smiles abounding,as everybody was so glad to be back.Great sound @Charlie Miller.#dontletgo
May 29, 2013 Subject:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Like, kind of Jörmungandr-y.
First of all, an A for effort. The reach is not so great here musically, but there is no question about the heart. If you were possibly looking for heart I suggest you have found it. (Or some?) (A part of the heart?)
Touch is laugh out loud funny, but in a silly- 'aint it great way. The band has a vitality which unfortunately would be downhill from here (in retrospect), but it is grand to listen to. Jerry has quite a bit of emotion in his voice, which is unusual for him. His voice can reach places few artists can, but he is rarely caught up by his own emotion. It's a true blue moment GD fans.
I tried to listen to the songs I particularly liked after Touch, but I got a headache by Iko. I haven't listened to this since the late '80s and it may be a while before I do again, but it's good thing to know that it's around.
November 28, 2011 Subject:
Then I Get Back Truckin' On
Oh what fun it must have been and emotional as well,the playin' is Grate on Fiyo in certain places Phil is Amazing,JERRY INSPIRATIONAL.there are a few lyrical flubs nothing out of the norm new song for Jer,Bob messes up Playin' and does not even know till 2nd verse Bill and Mickey are tuned in as always you never know Jerry Forgot it all AMAZING....Grateful to all involved in letting us re-live and listen
November 9, 2011 Subject:
Just take little listen to the Aiko Aiko.... You'll swear it's from 79 .
~~~~~~It'll Set yo' tail on fiyo~~~~~~~~~~
October 8, 2010 Subject:
My Brother Esau
great sound lacks a little bump but hey.
September 23, 2009 Subject:
This show is amazing concidering the circumstances! The Dead's first show after their forced five month hiatus due to Jerry's coma. One might not expect too much, especially when Jerry was so fried Merl Saunders had to help him re-learn how to play the guitar! You would think this would be a very bad warm up show but just listen to Althea and Terrapin. These are not warm up versions of those songs! AMAZING show! Push Comes to Shove is played perfectly! Great Playin' sandwich! Charlie Miller sound quality! This show will take you by suprise!